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#1 artscot79

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

okay guys need some help front suspension is creaking only at slow speed like turning at slow speeds such as parking sounds like 2pieces of dry rubber rubbing together or being twisted doesnt do it all the time however if left for a few days its really noisy but only for a few corners then its gone brand new wishbones on it as well

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

Anti roll bar bushes or drop links?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:38 AM

after searching the net the drop links seem the obvious choice and the ball joint inside dries out due to lack of grease ypu can buy a modified one with grease nipples on them so that you can grease them youreself with a grease gun i think ill bite the bullet and just change them

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

after searching the net the drop links seem the obvious choice and the ball joint inside dries out due to lack of grease ypu can buy a modified one with grease nipples on them so that you can grease them youreself with a grease gun i think ill bite the bullet and just change them


is it the front suspension in general or just one side thats creaking?

when you fitted new wishbones, did they not have new ball joints fitted to them already?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

wishbones had new ball joints its general mate when you turn the wheel to either side drop links have never been changed so thats why i suspected them

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

I've git an identical problem.

It's definitely coming from the passenger side. I know drop links are a common problem so I'm going to change that first and have a good check around the front suspension.

I'm hopeful it may be this as you've done your wishbones.

I'm guessung the balljoint part has no resistant and is floppy.

There was a service note saying that the driver side was done, although they should've done both sides they didnt. So failure wise the passenger side was not far behind.

Once the weather is dry I will have a good poke around.

Hope its that as that cheap and simple to replace, my favorite kind if Jon hehe

forgot to add, another likely suspect is the track rod end.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

suspecting drop links myself checkd the suspension over and nothings obvious so itl be drop links going to have the track rod ends dme anyway other than that it would be upper strut bearing then the anti roll bar bushes

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Discovered the fault thanks to you helpful folks.

Took the drop link off, bottom balljoint was fine top one flopped all over the place. Also the balljoint rubber was ripped/split so no grease and exposed aswell.

I replaced it, a bit fiddly but done in an hour. Took it for a drive seems no noise. Will keep my eye on it to make sure it is gone. But so far so good.

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

that will be on my list and done soon since they arent that expensive theres no harm

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:59 PM



Definitely worth doing as its a likely suspect and a common focus problem from what I have read, also cheap :) ..and a likely suspect considering you have had the ball joints done.

I have driving about 60 miles since I posted and is free from that cringe worthy noise :) so I'm happy.

I thought id post to let you know, as I think this will be your cure.

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